Thief steals 12 basketball wheelchairs from organization helping physically disabled

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Saturday, August 3, 2103

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Deputies are looking for a thief who stole twelve basketball wheelchairs from an organization dedicated to helping the physically disabled.

Champions Made from Adversity (CMFA) was storing the wheelchairs in a trailer at Garrett Elementary School off Eisenhower Road.

Community Program Manager Pam Wooten says she went to grab one of the wheelchairs for a player who was participating in a tennis tournament this morning, but when she got there, all she found was an empty trailer.

She says the loss is worth about $50,000. What's even worse, the organization says their basketball season was supposed to start next week.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft.

CMFA posted this on their Facebook page earlier today:

IMPORTANT BULLETIN!!***CMFA HAS UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO REPORT OUR ENCLOSED BASKETBALL TRAILER, FULL OF 12 BASKETBALL WHEELCHAIRS STOLEN. IT WAS STOLEN AFTER WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM GARRETT GYM LOCATED AT 1100 EISENHOWER ROAD OFF OF WASHINGTON ROAD. THE TAG NUMBER IS TL0W558 AND IT IS A 2010 KING AMERICAN AND HAS A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT ON THE RIGHT SIDE (PASSENGER SIDE). IF YOU SEE IT PLEASE CALL RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT @ 706-821-1080. PLEASE SHARE THIS AND GET THE WORD OUT!!!


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